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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

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CLICK HERE TO START ARCADEFLOW. ArcadeFlow is an alternate, javascript-driven interface to the virtual machines in the Internet Arcade. Designed for a large screen running in full-screen mode, ArcadeFlow will allow easy selection of machines, as well as a "greatest hits" along the bottom of the screen. It is very intense resource-wise, and makes no attempt to react to changes in screen size. The main engine of ArcadeFlow is ContentFlow by Jackalope.
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Topics: Interface, Arcade, JSMESS, Internet Arcade, Coverflow
Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Coreland / Sega
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4-D Warriors is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Sega / Coreland in 1985 . The game is a horizontal scrolling shooter in which you take control of a jetpack propelled space warrior who travels between parallel universes and worm holes (hence 4-D or 4 dimensions) throughout the game. By flying over the top of the play field, you end up in an alternate universe. You travel back and forth defeating enemies until you reach a boss creature. On some occasions a worm hole will appear in the...
Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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720 Degrees, or 720°, is a 1986 arcade game by Atari Games. 720°, a skateboarding game, is notable in that along with BMX Simulator, it is one of the first extreme sports video games, and has a unique timed structure that requires the player score points in order to keep the game going. The game's name comes from the "ultimate" trick, turning a full 720° (two complete circles) in the air after jumping off a ramp. 720° has the player controlling a skateboarder ripping around a...
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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After Burner II is an arcade-style flight game released by Sega in 1987. It is the second game in the After Burner series. In the game, players fly a F-14 Tomcat jet fighter, gunning down enemies while avoiding incoming fire. Like OutRun, another Sega arcade game, After Burner II came in several versions, the most famous being a large, servo actuated, sit-down cabinet which resembled a cockpit and moved according to the motion of the plane onscreen. The cockpit would bank in the same direction...
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Internet Arcade
by Signatron USA
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Internet Arcade
by Kyugo
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comment 1
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
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Ali Baba and 40 Thieves is a maze arcade game released by Sega in 1982. Players take the role of the famous Arabian hero who must fend off and kill the forty thieves who are trying to steal his money. The game is based on the folk tale of the same name. It was ported to the MSX platform, and then a Vector-06c port was made based on the MSX version.
Internet Arcade
by Sega
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comment 1
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Cinematronics
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Tecfri (Nippon Amuse license)
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A spaceship must attempt to take off by repeatedly pressing left and right. Then it must attempt to fight off enemy spaceships.
Internet Arcade
by Sega / Nasco
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Sanritsu / Sega
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A Japan-only wrestling game by Sega featuring Tigerman, H.Hogen, A.Giant and other wrestlers.
Internet Arcade
by SETA
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Arbalester is a scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by SETA in 1989, licensed to Taito and Romstar. The player controls a fighter jet and shoots enemies in the air and on the ground, collects power-ups, and defeats bosses to advance levels.
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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Arch Rivals is a basketball arcade game released by Midway in 1989. Billed by Midway as "A Basket Brawl", the game features two-on-two full court basketball games in which players are encouraged to punch opposing players and steal the ball from them. Arch Rivals allows players to select from a variety of fictional teams (although arcade operators can change the team names to reflect real ones) and players. One playable character, "Tyrone" was also featured in the animated...
Internet Arcade
by Namco
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Astro Blaster is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Sega in 1981. The player controls a ship (bearing a resemblance to the Battlestar Galactica) which can fire and move left or right. The player must continuously monitor the onscreen temperature and fuel gauges; if the ship overheats, its weapon is disabled, and if it is depleted of fuel, the vessel itself explodes. The player must battle through waves of enemies, which attack with varied formations and flight patterns. When a wave is...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (Memetron license)
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Climb around lattice of pipes to deactivate power switches for main computer while avoiding robots. Jump on generators to send out disrupters and kill robots. Game Play Five level vertically scrolling platformer. Climb around a lattice of conduits while avoiding robots. Kill robots by jumping on generators and sending out disrupters. Each generator has a limited number of disrupter shots. Normal robots can become super robots by passing through generators. Super robots can only be destroyed...
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Internet Arcade
by Centuri
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Aztarac is a scrolling shooter arcade game using vector graphics that was released by Centuri in 1983. It was developed by Tim Stryker. Summary The player is the commander of an intergalactic race of mutant humans. Their mode of transport is a tank and its turret is controlled independently. This allows the player to move in one direction while shooting in another. Their mission is to guard various space outposts from hordes of incoming enemy ships. Each level will have several outposts all...
Internet Arcade
by Rait Electronics Ltd
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Azurian Attack is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Rait Electronics in 1982. The game features similar graphics and sounds to "Galaxian" except your fighter can move in 8 directions. The game was programmed inhouse by Rait Electronics who were based in Christchurch, New Zealand and the game code runs on a modified Galaxian Board.
Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Valadon Automation (Stern Electronics License)
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Bagman is a platform arcade game released by Valadon Automation in 1982. It was also licensed to Stern for U.S. distribution in the same year. This game was also released (in form of unofficial conversions) for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum home computer systems in 1984 as Gilligan's Gold; it is known in France as Le Bagnard. Gameplay The objective of the game is to maneuver the bagman through various mine shafts, picking up money bags and placing them in a wheelbarrow at the...
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Internet Arcade
by Able Corp, Ltd.
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Internet Arcade
by Sanritsu / Sega
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Bank Panic is an arcade game developed by Sanritsu and manufactured by Sega in 1984. West Bank is a clone of the game, released on several platforms. Game description The player assumes the part of an Old West sheriff who must protect a bank and its customers from masked robbers. The layout of the bank is implicitly a circle with twelve numbered doors and the player in the center. The player can rotate to the left or right and view three doors at a time. The doors will open to reveal a customer...
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Internet Arcade
by Cinematronics
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Internet Arcade
by Omori Electric Co., Ltd.
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Battle Cross is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Omori Electric in 1982. The player controls a fighter spacecraft by moving around the screen and shooting enemies.
Internet Arcade
by Alpha Denshi Co.
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Internet Arcade
by Comsoft
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Battle of Atlantis is a scrolling shooter arcade game released by Game World Manufacturing / Comsoft in 1981, similar to "Scramble". It was designed and programmed by Andy Thomason. Gameplay The mission of the game is to finish the six tables (levels) by shooting enemies. Through all six tables, build up your bonus by blowing-up the fuel tanks. Table 1 : Avoid and destroy the floating mines. Table 2 : Exploding sharks appear as well as the destroyers. Table 3 : A cavern where...
Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Pacom Corporation
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Beam Invader is a shoot 'em up arcade game released in 1979 by Tekunon Kougyou. It is one of several clones of Space Invaders which was released the previous year. Unlike the original game, this game uses a paddle as the movement control device rather than a joystick or left/right buttons.
Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Tong Electronic
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Game Play Turn the three-sided walls to create a six sided cell, trapping a bee inside. Do not trap yourself or you die. If the queen bee comes into the maze, she will move the walls and lay eggs. Eat the eggs to become energized before they hatch into more bees. When you are energized you can kill bees, which is just as good as trapping them. Do not touch a bee otherwise because they will kill you.
Internet Arcade
by Taito
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favorite 1
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Ben Bero Beh (べんべろべえ Ben Bero Bē?) is a platform arcade game released by Taito in 1984. The player guides Ben, a superhero, through an apartment complex which is on fire. Armed with a fire extinguisher, Ben must make his way down the levels avoiding gas explosions, crumbling floors, damaged lighting fixtures, and various enemies that pop out of the doors. The goal is to extinguish the fire and rescue Ben's girlfriend.
Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
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Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick man. Using a joystick and a firing button that activates a laser-like weapon, the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact with the electrified walls of the maze itself, or by being touched...
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Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by Taito Corporation (Fox Video Games license)
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Bio-Attack is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by Taito in 1983. Here, you control a ship through a human's body while shooting viruses. It was licensed by Fox Video Games, as it is based on the 20th Century Fox film, Fantastic Voyage. 1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 Coin 3 7 Tilt T P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P2 Up R P2 Down F P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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favorite 2
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
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Blaster is an arcade game developed by Eugene Jarvis and released by Williams in 1983. The game is a 3D shooter set in outer space and is a quasi-sequel to Robotron: 2084. The objective is to shoot enemies and avoid obstacles in twenty differently-goaled levels in order to reach paradise. The game had advanced graphics at the time of release, that used scaled sprites to display the impression of three dimensional worlds and asteroid fields. Story According to the opening demo: "The year is...
Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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Blasteroids is one of the sequels to the original 1979 shoot 'em up video game Asteroids. It was developed by Atari Games (which later became Midway Games West) and released as a coin-operated game in 1987, and in 1989 by Image Works for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64/128, MSX, MS-DOS PC, and ZX Spectrum. The gameplay for the game is basically the same as for the original; the player (or players in case of a 2-player game) controls a spaceship viewed from "above" in a 2D...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega / Vic Tokai
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Epos Corporation
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Kaneko
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You are a man who must collect a set of keys on a level with several floors. You can jump between floors using springboards, which gives you an advantage over your enemies, who must use ladders to climb between floors. You must also use those in order to decend to a lower floor. Later levels add touches such as a ski slope you must ascend while avoiding the enemies. Hitting them from below will put them out of action. 1 Player Start 1 2 Player Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1...
Internet Arcade
by Jetsoft
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You control Bongo the rat as he moves about the screen to collect gems while avoiding the bad guy. You can teleport to various parts of the screen by positioning yourself on top of the lettings in his name and pressing the fire button. The screens contain ladders that can be traversed up and down, slides that allow you to slide along the bottom and conveyor belts that speed you up or slow you down. Only one gem is visible at a time and after collecting five gems Bongo will rescue his...
Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
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favorite 3
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Valadon Automation (Itisa license)
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Coreland / Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Williams
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Bubbles is an arcade video game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It is an action game that features two-dimensional (2D) graphics. The player uses a joystick to control a bubble in a kitchen sink. The object is to progress through levels by cleaning the sink while avoiding enemies. Development was handled by John Kotlarik and Python Anghelo. Kotlarik desired to create a non-violent game inspired by Pac-Man. Anghelo designed the game's artwork and scenario as well as a...
Internet Arcade
by Coreland / Sega
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favorite 2
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A matator fights against a bull by waving his cape to lure the bull and then stab him with the sword. Sometimes two extra bulls enter the ring to make things more interesting. 1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 Service 1 9 Service mode F2 P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P1 Button 2 LALT or Mouse B3 P2 Up R P2 Down F P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A P2 Button 2 S
Internet Arcade
by Alpha Denshi Co. (Sega license)
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Internet Arcade
by Senko Industries
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by TAD Corporation (Fabtek license)
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Internet Arcade
by Taito
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Cadash (カダッシュ Kadasshu) is a sword and sorcery video game which combines elements of both the role-playing video game genre of games and the platform genre of games. The game was originally an arcade game released by Taito in 1989, later ported to home video game consoles such as the TurboGrafx-16 in 1991, and the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992. The game setting is a medieval fantasy world similar to that of the high fantasy seen in The Lord of the Rings. The demons and abominations...
Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Tago Electronics
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Internet Arcade
by Taito
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Cameltry (キャメルトライ) is an arcade video game released in 1989 by Taito. The game ran on Taito's F1 system hardware and used the same optical rotary system utilized in Taito's 1986 arcade game Arkanoid. It was later ported in 1992 to the Super NES, and in 1993 to the FM Towns computer. The Super NES release was titled On The Ball in North America and Europe, and was compatible with the Super NES Mouse. The gameplay consists of moving a ball through a labyrinth by rotating the board...
Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Carnival is a fixed shooter arcade game created by Sega in 1980. It has the distinction of being the first video game with a bonus round. The goal of the game is to shoot at targets, while carefully avoiding running out of bullets. Three rows of targets scroll across the screen in alternating directions; these include rabbits, ducks, owls, and bonus items. If a duck target crosses the bottom row without being shot, it will come to life and begin flying down toward the player. Any ducks that...
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Internet Arcade
by Jetsoft
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favorite 0
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Internet Arcade
by Cinematronics
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favorite 1
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Internet Arcade
by Alpha Denshi Co.
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Champion Baseball (チャンピオン ベースボール?) is a 1983 baseball arcade game developed by Alpha Denshi and published by Sega. The game was a sophisticated sports game for its time, displaying the playfield using multiple camera angles, including a close-up shot of the batter and pitcher, and giving players the option of selecting relief pitchers or pinch hitters, while an umpire looks on attentively to make the game calls. The game became very popular in Japanese arcades when...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Champion Boxing (チャンピオンボクシング?, "Boxing Champion") is a 1984 boxing sports arcade game developed and published by Sega for the arcades, and later ported to the Sega SG-1000 the following year, only in Japan and Europe. It was Sega-AM2 founder and leader Yu Suzuki's debut creation, along with AM7's Rieko Kodama. 1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Service 1 9 P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P1 Button 2 LALT...
Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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Internet Arcade
by Universal
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Cheeky Mouse was an arcade game released by Universal Games in 1980. Gameplay Try to hit the mouse with a hammer when it comes out from one of the holes in the wall. The mouse will try to get from its hole to the cheese on the other side of the house. 1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A